Horsham District league's Jeparit-Rainbow will look internally to mitigate the loss of star players Ash and Tom Clugston, who have joined Dimboola in the Wimmera Football League.
Storm head coach Daniel Batson said it wasn't simply a matter or replacing the two outgoing stars.
"We're not going to try and replace Ash Clugston, we're just going to try to replicate what he did for the team," Batson said.
"Everyone knows Ash is an elite player and I think Tom was underrated, he was probably one of the best full-backs in the competition last season.
"They're obviously a massive loss but there are a few blokes flying this pre-season, so hopefully we'll be able to replace what they provided in a few different ways."
Batson said last season's injury effected players Lucas Edelsten, Jake Parry and Simon Clugston are likely to step-up in the absence of outgoing players.
Edelsten and Simon Clugston only managed seven games between them last season.
"Lucas missed most of the season recovering from an ACL and is right up the front on the track so far, so that's pretty much like a new recruit for us," Batson said.
"Simon Clugston was recovering from a broken leg so didn't really do any preseason last year. So those are the sort of blokes that will be a lot better than they were last year."
Jeparit-Rainbow have also signed Marcus Hiscock as assistant coach for the season ahead.
Hiscock coached the Storm's reserves side to a premiership in 2018.
"We think he will be a really good asset, he has a good relationship with the players being a local bloke and has a lot of knowledge of the team," Batson said.
"We're still trying to get a few more signings over the line as well."